Loch Ness Bed and Breakfast :: 5 Star B&B (Scottish Tourist Board) in the Heart of the Scottish Highlands ::

Tigh Na Bruach B&B on the Shores of Loch Ness
5 Star Bed and Breakfast on the Shores of Loch Ness, Highlands of Scotland
Tigh Na Bruach B&B entrance (left) - Bench on our property overlooking Loch Ness (right)

Road to the Isles - Fort William to Mallaig, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness at Dores

Day Trips from Tigh Na Bruach

Day 1

Follow the scenic route to the north up through Beauly and Muir of Ord (nice little distillery here) and carry on through the Black Isle.

Here you can stop on the coast and see if you can spot the dolphin pods which make their home in the Moray Firth (boat trips available). Chanonry Point Dolphins is a good website for the area around the Black Isle.

Carry on up the A9 and stop off to visit Tain Pottery; then a trip to Glenmorangie Distillery. A short drive will take you to the magnificent Dunrobin Castle.

Day 2

Take the road to the Isle of Skye (only 53 miles). Stop by the roadside and see the grave of Roderick Mackenzie, a martyr who died in 1746 in the Jacobite Rebellion.

Carry on through one of the best scenic drives in the country till you reach Eilean Donan Castle (one of the most romantic castles of Scotland and the scene of movies such as "Rob Roy" and "Highlander").

Carry on and take a quick detour to Plockton, then on to Kyle of Lochalsh and cross over the bridge to the Isle of Skye. From there we can direct you - whether you want to ramble, tour the beautiful scenery, visit the dramatic Dunvegan Castle or the Talisker Distillery.

Day 3

Have a more relaxing day and take a boat trip on Loch Ness (plenty to choose from). Drive up the south side of the Loch and take a stroll to the Falls of Foyers or a walk through Inverfarigaig Forest, the infamous Boleskine Cemetery and carry on to Dores, where you can enjoy a lovely meal at the Dores Inn by the side of the Loch.

Visit Urquhart Castle and the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre at Drumnadrochit. Sit by the side of the locks in Fort Augustus, enjoy a drink from the Lock Inn and watch the boats navigating through the locks. Have a walk along the canalside or through the forest in Auchterawe.

Day 4

Drive south towards Fort William. From there you can take the day trip on the steam train to Mallaig (nicknamed the Harry Potter train). Advance Booking is recommended during the summer.

Alternatively you can drive instead and stop where you like to admire the most beautiful scenery. Retrace your steps or take the ferry from Mallaig to the Isle of Skye and return by a different route.

Day 5

Visit the Cairngorm National Park with so much to see and do. Your choices include the Cairngorm Mountain Railway, the Osprey Centre, the Highland Wildlife Park, the Highland Folk Museum. 

Day 6

A trip to Inverness and out to see Fort George, the beautiful Cawdor Castle and Gardens and Culloden Battlefield.

Day 7

You can drive west through wonderful scenery and small country roads to places such as Ullapool and the dramatic trip down to Applecross, where the west coast scenery is magnificent, Poolewe and Loch Torridon.

 

These are only some suggestions. There are so many walks and other places of interest too numerous to mention. If you are interested in a more strenuous holiday, water sports, abseiling, climbing, cycling etc. try Monster Activities

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